The Leather Pant

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I love rock ‘n’ roll, so put another dime in the jukebox baby…

Fur vest, Leather Jacket, Leather Pants, Alaia Booties

This is a relatively short post compared to my previous ones, but hey–it’s Superbowl Sunday!  For this post I’m featuring one of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe, my leather pants.  I bought them at a sample sale for only $80–originally over $700!

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Lust List: Marni Blouse

marni printed sateen twill blouse 

Marni Printed Sateen Twill Blouse available on Net-A-Porter

Playful and modern, Marni’s retro inspired blouse is as convertible as it is covetable.  Its vibrant punchy colors, modern sleeve length, and geometric print are right on style—making the blouse a perfect investment for both now and later. (Note: The collar’s black piping will tie in winter darks seamlessly!)

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The Week in Instagram: January 20th

Sometimes in life we find ourselves in circumstances  that test our strength of spirit.  The universe throws us a proverbial curveball, and the intensity of an obstacle becomes so great that we reach our breaking point.  We are faced with two options: we can either fight the situation and hope for a gain, or fold and count our losses.  I, my dear readers, reached my breaking point this week.

It all started on Monday.  We experienced a twenty degree drop in temperature overnight.

Then Tuesday, the temperature dropped another twenty degrees:  It was thirteen degrees outside.

Some optimists would argue that when you hit rock bottom, the only place to go is up.  However, my friends, the temperature continued to drop…

 By Wednesday, we experienced a low of ten degrees.

How is one to go out and be social in 10 degree weather?  I simply could not do it.  I put away my heels and dresses, bundled up in cashmere sweaters, and stayed home.

Normally I’m not one to be kept down by unfortunate circumstance, but in this incident I had reached my breaking point.

Simply put: If it is ten degrees out there is no way I am going to have fun.  You could stick me on the corner of 58th/5th with Lindsay Lohan and a thousand dollars and I would not be having fun.  I stayed inside until it finally warmed up to 30 degrees on Saturday.

So I bring you all–the week in photos, aka a collection of my friends’ interiors since I stayed home all week.

XxMO

Who said you can't wear leather pants in corporate America? #ootd #leather #fur #cashmere #fashion

A “selfie” of the outfit I wore to work this past Monday.  Who says you can’t wear leather pants in corporate America?

Outfit: Scarf,  Adrienne Landau.  Sweater,  CeCe.  Pants,  Leith.

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The Urban Safari

The Urban Safari

You better run, you better take cover…

Urban Safari

At times it is hard to believe that some of the most iconic fashion photos were taken well over forty years ago.  Personally, I find it most difficult to fathom the time-gap when I look at the fashion of the late Sixties and early Seventies since that period’s styles, structures (denim, anyone?) and trends (we’re a little mod-happy this Spring) still continue to permeate our millennial Ready to Wear culture

 

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Just A Thought

 

Right now it is 16 degrees outside. (-9 degrees for all of my wonderful international followers.) I am sitting in a heated office on the 27th floor of a skyscraper in Times Square, drinking my morning grande latte from Starbucks. Meanwhile, there is a red banner on top of Weather.com (which many New Yorkers have, unfortunately, become familiar with over the course of the past 12 months) alerting viewers, “DEADLY COLD AFFECTS MILLIONS.”

Temperatures are now the lowest we have had in two years. To put things in perspective,—the average “low” in January is 27 degrees. Last night’s low was 13 degrees.

Consequently, there are over 110,000 people homeless in New York. Many of these individuals do not have the luxury of walls to protect them from the artic winds, or big down coats to keep themselves warm. Thankfully, around 48,000 of these homeless individuals have access to shelters each night.

However, where does that leave the other 62,000?

Although we are all in discomfort during our morning commute, and don’t feel like attending whatever social engagement we have scheduled during the evening because it’s too cold–it’s times like these that we should be the most grateful for what we have.

I’m quite possibly the greatest offender of being an ungrateful brat. I complain constantly that I can’t afford this dress, or those shoes, and never really reflect on how truly fortunate I am. I have a great job in a safe building, although my coat may not be this season’s Prada—I have a coat, I may not be able to chow down on Sushi Samba every night—but I have a pantry full of soup, and housing wise—I live right next to Jay-Z and Beyonce, for Christ’s sake. I have so much to be thankful for, and my little list doesn’t even include my awesome friends, or my extremely supportive and understanding family.

I know that no one’s life is ideal–we all have our tribulations and unfulfilled needs, but I do know that a majority of this blog’s followers are equally as fortunate as I am. (Y’all are reading this from your iPhones, aren’t you?) I really encourage everyone to take a second today to reflect on their life, and be grateful for what they have—and if you are no longer grateful for something, give it to someone else who would be.
Please think about those other 62,000 people this week, (20,000 of which are children) and what you can do to make a difference in their lives.

XxMO

Now Playing: “Heart of Gold” – Neil Young

Music Monday: VH1 Storytellers – Foo Fighters

And that night of the party I remember being so stoked—like, “I’m Darth Vader. You’re jealous.” I had the mask on–it was two pieces: it was the face thing, and then the helmet deal. And then I get to the keg party and I’m like–wait a minute…this is a keg party.

Dave Grohl

There are very few things on Earth that I love more than seeing my favorite bands perform live.  Being in the same room as your favorite artists, having them play a song you have heard so many times, and being surrounded by so many other people who love that song as much as you do is almost a transcendent experience–as if the soundtrack of your life is playing right in front of you.   In my personal opinion, it’s one of the purest feelings of joy I have experienced.

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The Week in Instagram: January 13th

They say a “picture’s worth a thousand words,” but when you’re a strange as my friends, it’s almost always necessary to provide a little bit of background information so your family members don’t judge you too harshly.
This is the week of January 13th in Instagram photos. Enjoy.

XxMO

Tuesday: Very chipped @essie Neo Whimsical. Rings-h&m, black hills gold, Vale Jewelry. Cardigan @zara. #ootd #fml

I suppose that this is where the week really begins. If everyone wrote what they were thinking on their coffee cups, mornings in NYC would be much more peaceful.

Outfit: Jacket, Zara.  Rings: Vale Jewelry, Black Hills Gold (from Grandma), H&M (Worn here!)

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